Here is the lineup used for the 37th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, which took place in 1963.

An alternate poster for the 1963 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.



  • Worlds Fair
  • Radio City Music Hall
  • Songs of Christmas
  • Pirate Ship
  • New York City Center
  • Circus
  • Toyland
  • New York City
  • Lincoln Center
  • Santa's Sleigh

Guest Stars

  • James Drury
  • Michael Landon
  • Jack Palance
  • Ray Bolger
  • Mitch Miller
  • Captain Cottle
  • Troy Donahue
  • Gene Krupa
  • Leslie Uggams
  • Alan Sherman; performed "Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah"
  • Janis Paige, & Craig Stevens
  • Valerie Lee, & Fred Gwynne

Performance Groups

  • Porgy and Bess Singers and Dancers
  • The Radio City Rockettes
  • The Utica Drill Team
  • Black Hawk Twirlers

Marching Bands

  • Bergenfield High School Band
  • Blessed Sacrament High School Marching band
  • The University of Pennsylvania Band
  • Central York High School Band
  • Aquinas Marching Band of Rochester
  • Colonial Fite and Drum Corps
  • Kensington Marching Band 
  • Morgantown High School Red & Blue Marching Band
  • Fralinger String Band
  • the Monroe High School Girls corps
  • Skyliners Drum and Bugle Corps


Gallery: 1963 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade


  • Betty White - 1st time
  • Lorne Greene - 1st time
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